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Lawrence A. Young Cottage in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lawrence A. Young Cottage

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Lawrence A. Young Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
1. Lawrence A. Young Cottage Marker
Inscription.  
Lawrence A. Young
Cottage
Michigan Governor’s
Summer Residence
1902
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 45° 51.109′ N, 84° 37.2′ W. Marker is in Lawrence A. Young Cottage, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Street and Huron Road. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the Lawrence A. Young Cottage entrance. Marker is mounted near ground level, on a knee-high boulder, just inside the front gate. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Fur Company Store (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Somewhere in Time Gazebo (approx. ¼ mile away); Greany Grove (approx. ¼ mile away); Mackinac Conference (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Island House (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Lawrence A. Young Cottage.
Lawrence A. Young Cottage Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
2. Lawrence A. Young Cottage Marker (wide view)
National Register of Historic Places #97000800 (1997). The cottage has a basement and three additional stories, with eleven bedrooms, nine and one-half bathrooms, and large open porches.
 
Also see . . .
1. Michigan Governor's Summer Residence. The Michigan Governor Summer Residence is a premier cottage sited on the bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. Although the cottage is now white, it was originally stained dark green with red trim. The exterior is Michigan white pine and the interior is Georgia yellow pine. The cottage has a basement and three additional stories, with eleven bedrooms, nine and one-half bathrooms, and large open porches. (Submitted on April 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Michigan Governor's Summer Residence (Wikipedia). In 1895, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission voted to lease cottage sites on Mackinac Island, with the stipulation that lessees must construct a cottage worth at least $3000 on the site within one year. The fourth such lease was issued in 1901 to Chicago attorney Lawrence Andrew Young. Young retained architect Frederick W. Perkins to design the house and hired contractor Patrick Doud to construct it. The house was owned later by the Hugo Scherer family of Detroit. In 1944, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission purchased the home for its original cost of $15,000. Since
Lawrence A. Young Cottage (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
3. Lawrence A. Young Cottage (view from near marker)
then the cottage has served as the official Michigan Governor's summer residence. The house has hosted multiple significant overnight guests, including presidents Harry S. Truman, Gerald R. Ford, and George H. W. Bush. (Submitted on April 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lawrence A. Young Cottage Welcome Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
4. Lawrence A. Young Cottage Welcome Sign
Welcome! Please enjoy your visit to the Mackinac Island Governor's Summer Residence, one of Michigan's historic treasures. Furnishings, interior renovations and restorations have been and will be privately funded through donations and not at the expense of Michigan taxpayers.
Lawrence A. Young Cottage (<i>north side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2017
5. Lawrence A. Young Cottage (north side view)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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